Today I have an incredibly easy DIY abstract art tutorial. You may be thinking, “that looks like a toddler drew it…” and if so, that’s a huge compliment and thank you so much! 😉
No, but in all seriousness, abstract art can be expensive.
And again in all seriousness, abstract art can also look kind of amazing. Here’s a couple of the images that inspired my DIY abstract art quest.
When I started searching for abstract art I could buy, my Instagram friends were like, “But like, really, my toddler could draw that.”
So, instead I re-shifted my focus to finding frames large enough to fill the space flanking my windows in the living room. I wanted them to be gold (obvi!), have a large white mat, fit an 11×14 piece of art and not break the bank.
I love having a beautifully decorated house; I hate spending money. Those two convictions are always fighting one another.
I found these simple, affordable gold frames for about $15 each and purchased six of them total.
Here’s a close-up picture of the same frame from another project.
Once I had the frames, the rest was pretty easy and again, totally on the cheap! I’ll admit I had a few trial and errors to work through.
Initially, I really wanted to use paint and a thin brush, but that wasn’t giving me the look I wanted. Then I tried a regular marker…also a nope. Finally, I tried a chisel tip paint marker, and BINGO. I was in business.
If you’re like, nope, not doing this, and just want to download some you can print and frame yourself, I scanned a few of my best
toddler abstract art, which you can download here. They’re an 8×10 size.
DIY Gallery Wall
I love how it looks in my home, and it pleases my symmetrical loving heart by having three BIG frames flanking my windows. You can see more of my living room spring decor here.
The least expensive abstract art I had found that I liked would have come in to the tune of about $140 EACH, and I knocked out six of these DIY abstract art pieces for my gallery walls for around $100 all in. I still have a ton of sheets left, so I will definitely be DIY-ing some more art in the future.
This is totally not a time consuming project, and if you want to amp it up a bit you could also add in some gold leaf gilding accents, use multiple paint colors or use an eclectic mix of frames. Another option would be to use black paper and white/metallic paint markers if you want something a bit more dramatic/bold.
And with that, I hope you have a fabulous weekend and day! Here’s one more picture because I can’t ever resist putting just one more photo into a post. xo.
If you have questions, drop them in the comments or shoot me an email. 🙂
Monday 8th of April 2019
They are beautiful!!
Wednesday 10th of April 2019
Thanks so much! xo.
Saturday 30th of March 2019
This is fabulous Monica I have been wanting to do a larger one with a thin black frame above my fireplace. You have given me the confidence to go for it!!
Wednesday 10th of April 2019
You can do it, Cindy! :)
Friday 29th of March 2019
I love those! But also, the bottom right is my favorite:)